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UMKC students practicing their climbing skills at Sequence Climb.

UMKC Students Love Climbing

Catia Montelongo, Staff Writer
May 2, 2023

  UMKC has a climbing club of around 30 members that appreciate the sport’s challenge, openness and liveliness.    Given that the group has grown, junior president and business management major Maggie Schoemehl wants to continue sharing her passion with others.   Schoemehl...

Students and presenters waiting before the event.

Women In Business Hosts Climbing the Career Ladder (In Heels)

Catia Montelongo, Staff Writer
March 21, 2023

  Women in Business featured a unique panel of women specializing in various careers, skills and knowledge at the Bloch Executive Hall.    The panel, held on March 9, included four extraordinary women: Michelle Wimes; chief equity and inclusion officer at Children's Mercy...

The Mob features a variety of instruments from saxophones to bass guitar

Meet UMKC’s New Pep Band: The Mob

Catia Montelongo, Staff Writer
March 5, 2023

  After a year in the making, The Mob has struck the basketball court with new sounds and energy.   The pep band, named after a group of kangaroos, is a new addition to both the Conservatory and Athletics Department that brings liveliness and school spirit to campus.   Hannah...

Malowa May was “high on the cloud after receiving the Annual Leadership Award

[Photo] TAASU Celebrates Black History Month With Their Annual Freedom Breakfast

Catia Montelongo and Angelique White, Staff Writers
February 23, 2023

Malowa May was “high on the cloud" after receiving the Annual Leadership Award

UMKC has had an array of logos over the years, but this change seemed minimal compared to others. The changes were meant to be subtle and improve its readability. Especially in the digital spaces where the logo has to be really small,” said Michael Awuaduah, a graphic designer for UMKC.

A Year After UMKC Updated Their Logo, How Do Students Feel?

Catia Montelongo, Staff Writer
February 3, 2023

  Its been almost a year since the Department of Strategic Marketing and Communication announced a revamp of the classic UMKC logo, and the lack of change in the design has yielded a mix of reactions.   “I don't think it was worth changing,” said Samantha Lam, a marketing...

Students who study abroad gain unique learning experiences of culture and education. (Lauren Colette, Vanessa Lara, Adriana Suarez)

UMKC Students Share Their Study Abroad Experiences

Catia Montelongo, Writer
October 23, 2022

  Students from UMKC study abroad in countries all over the world – gaining a unique experience as they learn a new custom and culture.    Three students share their insight on receiving an education outside of the U.S. and how others interested in studying abroad...

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Marvel Unpopular Opinions

Catia Montelongo, Writer
October 11, 2022

  In 2008, Iron Man became the first Marvel Cinematic Universe film released in theaters. What people didn't know was that this was the start of a lifelong war between Marvel fans.   With 34 films released to date, there will undoubtedly be opposing viewpoints.   Let’s...

Students sit in the grass as they attend the event. (Catia Montelongo/Roo News)

UMKC Welcomes New Roos with Concert and Movie Night

Catia Montelongo, Writer
September 15, 2022

  UMKC celebrated its new students with an outdoor concert and movie on Sept. 12 at the Durwood Soccer Stadium.    The free event provided music by The Kansas City Symphony’s Mobile Music Box. Students listened to a number of famous melodies from “We Don't Talk...

RooComm allows students to work with peers from other departments to simulate real world work situations.

The Department of Communication Studies Introduces a New Course, RooComm

Catia Montelongo, Writer
September 13, 2022

  The Department of Communication Studies has launched its first semester of RooComm, a class that allows students to work with nonprofits and gain real-world experience in areas regarding graphic design and marketing.    Jaysen Van Sickle is an executive leader,...

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